Fun recipe. I had just bought a huge bag of "just add water" pancake mix from my warehouse store and wanted to find some other way to use it up. I heated up my electric fryer to 350 degrees F. I added a few teaspoons of spicy powdered seasoning until the mix was slightly pink (I used Old Bay, but I have tried Cajun, Curry, and Seasoned salt and pepper too. I dredge chunks of food in the dry mix and set aside. I then mix a little beer into the dry mix to make a thin batter, re-dip the food in it, and then drop them gently one at a time into the hot oil. I fry until the food floats and turns deep golden brown. The oil stays clear because the batter sticks to the food, holds up really well to heat and complements a variety of flavors. Try it with chunks of chicken, seafood, eggplant, carrots, onion rings, squash, bell peppers, cheese stuffed jalapenos, peapods, green beans, hot dogs, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.
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Fun recipe. I had just bought a huge bag of "just add water" pancake mix from my warehouse...